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A Great Place to Grow a Business

Once known as “the Greenhouse Capital of America”, Brooklyn Heights has evolved throughout its rich 100-year history from a small agricultural town to a thriving village with 1,600 residents and 200 companies located within a one-square mile radius. Today a mix of industries from manufacturing to service-based businesses call Brooklyn Heights home.

The village offers a number of outstanding benefits to local businesses:
  • Central location just 10 miles south of downtown Cleveland and midway between Cleveland’s east and west side neighborhoods. The village’s unique location offers exceptional access to: all major highways in Northeast Ohio, to rail with tracks within the village, and to the Cleveland Port Authority via Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. Also Cleveland Hopkins Airport is only 15 miles west of town and Akron Canton Regional Airport is 42 miles to the south.
  • Available land for development is a rarity this close to metropolitan downtown area; as a former agricultural community Brooklyn Heights has a great selection of undeveloped properties, including 117 acres north of Schaaf Road and the Granger Road Corridor.
  • Among the lowest property taxes in Ohio – just 1.75% annual tax as a percentage of market value is the lowest rate in Northeast Ohio as reported by the Cuyahoga County Treasurers office.
  • Major utility services of all types are conveniently available within the village, including fiber optic internet service.
  • Excellent safety and security with continuous patrol of industrial and commercial streets, as well as residential streets (all located within a 1.8 square mile area), the village boasts a 3-minute response time for police and fire, plus all firefighters are EMS certified.
  • Pro-business government - the mayor elect and village council are highly supportive of local businesses, providing high accessibility and thoughtful solutions to business challenges.
  • Recreational facilities abound in the area, ranging from the Village Park, Ohio & Erie Canal reservation, Towpath biking and hiking trail, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and more. (add link)

Village Facts

Brooklyn Heights Village
345 Tuxedo Avenue
Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44131
Phone: 216.749.4300 or 216.406.7428

Current Village Population: 1,543
Cuyahoga County Population: 1,270,294

Government Services:
Type of Government: Mayor/Council
Police Department Personnel: 15 full-time
Fire Department Personnel: 30 part-time, all certified as EMS/Paramedic

Residential Tax Rates:
Tax reduction factor: 0.147432
Effective tax rate (on bill): 56.30
Effective tax rate after rollbacks: 49.97
Annual tax as percentage of market value: 1.75%

Commercial & Industrial Tax Rates:
Tax reduction factor: .077891
Effective tax rate (on bill): 60.89
Annual tax as percentage of market value: 2.13%

Local Income Tax: 2.5% of wages, salaries
Local Sales Tax: 8%
State Sales Tax: 8%

Highways: I-480, I-77, Ohio 176, Ohio 17
Major Freight Lines: All major carriers
Railroads: CSX plus Cleveland offers 3 Class 1 railroads operating mainlines in US and Canada
Port: Cleveland Port Authority offers 6 deep water ports (Cleveland port routes save 2-4 days on a vessel from Europe to Cleveland verses East Coast ports combined with rail or truck shipping)
Airports: Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE) – United Airlines hub, offers 250 daily departures to some 70 destinations. Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK) – Airtran/Southwest Hub, offers 40 daily departures and is known for its low fares

Village-based Industries:
Over 180 businesses, including industrial, commercial, healthcare, financial, services, etc.

Labor Force County:
Number of workers: 639,000
Major Skills Available: All major skills available

Newspapers: Daily- Cleveland Plain Dealer, Weekly-Sun Courier
Radio Stations Received: AM-17, FM-25
TV: Cable & Satellite dish networks
Internet: Phone & Cable providers

Number of Hospitals: About 40 in the Greater Cleveland Area
Total beds: 12,000

Education: Cuyahoga Heights School District: Awarded “Excellent” rating by State of Ohio
Elementary: One school (376 students)
Middle: One school (211 students)
High School: One school (300 students)
Vocational: Cuyahoga Valley Career Center serves Brooklyn Heights students
Nearby Colleges & Universities: 25 in Greater Cleveland Area
Ohio: 14 public universities, 24 branch campuses, 23 community colleges, more than 120 adult workforce educational centers and training programs

Electric: The Illuminating Company
Natural Gas: East Ohio Gas
Telephone: AT&T, cable providers Internet Service Provider:
AT&T, Cox Communications Cable: Cox Communications –fiber optic cable (T-1, T-3); satellite dish service providers

All major faiths available in the surrounding area

Recreational Facilities:
Outdoor: Brooklyn Heights Village Park
Indoor: Cuyahoga Heights High School Track & Fitness Center

Mayor Michael Procuk 

Please direct Economic Development inquiries to Mayor Michael Procuk

Office: (216) 749-4300
Mobile: (216) 408-5612

Contact Information

Municipal Center
345 Tuxedo Ave.
Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131
Office: (216) 749-4300
Fax: (216) 741-3753


Monday - Friday
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